07 April 2020 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Honourable Barbara Creecy jointly with Coca-Cola  Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), Managing Director, Velaphi Ratshefola and CCBSA Public Affairs,  Communication and Sustainability Director, Nozicelo Ngcobo will on 8 April lead the distribution of food parcels to the waste pickers in Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.


03 April 2020 - In previous communication, we outlined an extension with regards to fishing permits. Today we outline provisions that allow commercial and small-scale/interim relief fishers in the Northern and Western Cape to take advantage of the snoek run in the Northern Cape. Accordingly, fishers in the Northern and Western Cape may travel within the provinces to catch snoek in what is known as Zone A. At all times, fishing teams must adhere to...


27 March 2020 - Minister Barbara Creecy promulgated an amendment of the minimum emission standards for existing combustion installations of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2). This revised standard is applicable to all facilities built before 2010 that will not be decommissioned by 2030. This amendment aims to reduce emissions from 3500mg/Nm3 to 1000mg/Nm3 instead of the 500mg/Nm3 which was...  


27 March 2020 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Barbara Creecy, and the Department’s Director-General, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, have launched an application in the Western Cape High Court for rescission of a court order granted on 20 September 2018. The order had been granted pursuant to an application brought by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the...


24 March 2020 - Minister Barbara Creecy announces a number of measures put in place to assist the environment, forestry and fisheries sector during the national lockdown. In an effort to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to enforce a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020.